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Music plays on for Greek ballet dancers

Faced with funding cuts due to the country's austerity measures, the Greek National Opera is launching a new initiative which will give 11 young dancers the chance to train at the opera house for free for two years.

With arts funding slashed as a result of the country's austerity measures, many ballet dancers in Greece are struggling to find places on training courses and employment within dance companies.

But a new initiative launched by the Greek National Opera, called The Dancebox Project, hopes to give 11 young dancers the experience and exposure they need to secure jobs by letting them train at the opera house for free for two years.

Tom Santorelli reports.